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    Langdon supported this idea  · 
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    Langdon commented  · 

    Hello,

    I recently read an article that you were going to remove listing and filtering ethnicities.

    I support anti-racism movements, but an individual on a dating application has personal choice of what they are attracted to on a number of levels - levels which are independent of racism and are not controllable, but inherent. If you remove ethnicity, can you not make the case to remove height, age and any other description that someone can filter you out by? Under your proposal of removing ethnicity, you have to remove every filter that could eliminate someone being judged by their physical traits, behaviours and conditions.

    In fact, you will be making the app less effective for your clients and cause people to place their preferences in the write-up, which may come across more exclusionary and offensive. I fear you will frustrate your end consumer and create further offensive reactions as you are forcing more transparent rejection.

    Racism is about keeping or putting someone down based on race, this is about someone’s individual personal attraction that is not intended to cause harm. it’s not saying it’s better or worse , it’s a fact to which one can decide with how they want.

    I think someone filtering ethnicity discreetly is better than forcing frustrations, reactions and write ups that may further cause a offensive reaction - warranted or not.

    To support anti-racism cures, I would do something to educate or change perceptions than to remove a physical description. Removing ethnicity won’t make some one suddenly consider someone they did not consider before. It will just create more direct hurt.

    Just a thought

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